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Beaded Bobby Pins

By: Tamara from Etcetorize

Add some sparkle to your hair do with these Beaded Bobby Pins.  Made with small beads, wire, and some simple hair pins, these hair accessories are easy and fun to make for girls of all ages.  They also make great gifts and are fun to do with a group of friends!

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beaded bobby pins


  • Wire cutters
  • Straight nose pliers
  • Beads
  • Bobby pins
  • Wire



  1. Using your wire cutters, cut a piece of wire around 8"-9" (20-23 cm).  This isn't exact because it depends on the length of your bobby pin and the size of beads that you're using.  A good estimate to use is about 3 times the length of your pin.
  2. Wrap the end around the rounded end of the bobby pin a few times and squeeze it down with your straight nose pliers.  Make sure the wire isn't sticking towards the inside of the pin or it will catch on your hair.

    beaded bobby pins
  3. Start adding your beads.  As you add beads wrap the wire around the pin, leaving the underside free of beads.

    beaded bobby pins
  4. Just keep adding and wrapping until you get to the bottom of your pin.

    beaded bobby pins
  5. At the end just wrap the wire around itself 3 to 4 times and once again squeezing the end down with your fingers or straight nose pliers.

    beaded bobby pins
  6. And that, my friends, is that!  So easy...but so pretty!


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What an interesting way of adding beads to your Bobby pin. You will definitely not lose them with such colour on them. I love the idea of wrapping the beads around them, it turns a simple Bobby pin into a gem. You can customize the beads but I'd stick to glass beads.

What thickness of wire do you use? Love the idea. I used 0.3mm craft wire, which is equivalent to about 28 or 29 guage, but wonder if this is too fine a wire, would thicker wire work better and stay in place longer?


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